Sunday, May 24, 2009

Straits

One of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area is Straits - a delicious Singaporian hotspot that i've enjoyed twice before this trip. Because the Straits at Santana Row was closed for renovation, Ma Soeur, Bro-in-law and i hit up its Palo Alto location on my first night in California. And oh man, was it good!! Here's a little peek at what we devoured...

We started out with some specialty cocktails of the martini variety. Bro had a mango concoction with a fun mermaid dangling on its rim, and i had a very strong lychee martini (which i sipped very. very. slowly).





For an appetizer we ordered not one, but TWO orders of Roti Prata, crisp griddled Indian flabread with a delicious yellow curry dipping sauce. YUM.



Entrees were shared family-style! For noodles, we had Mee Goreng, spicy Indian style egg noodles wok-tossed with tofu, prawns, and potatoes. This dish was my favorite! For meat (yes i had a lot of meat this weekend... see, i'm a bad vegetarian), we had Lamb Shank Korma, braised lamb in a mild white curry with potatoes and onions. The meat fell off the bone it was sooooooo good (albeit guilt-y good). For seafood, we went all out and got the Origami Seabass baked in parchment with ginger, shitake mushrooms and white wine.




All topped with the insanely fragrant coconut rice. Needless to say, we were stuffed! I plan on making a visit to Straits a must-have event for each and every one of my future visits. :)

9 comments:

Kirsten said...

I've been to Straits so many times. I agree, I love it! There are lots of delicious restaurants in the Bay Area. Sigh, I miss it up there SOOOO much!

melimo said...

your shoes in that last photo are A-MAZING.

Lynne from NY said...

Food sounds yummy and you are beautiful!

What a great shot with your sister, you should get it printed/framed. Tar-jay has some really nice ones.

chicknamedhermia said...

Those cocktails look amazing! Not meaning to sound like I have a problem, but I'd totally kill for a Long Island Ice Tea right about now!

Robin said...

Mm, everything looks so good.
It's making me hungry.

Robin
http://threadbearthoughts.blogspot.com/

sarah said...

aw! what a good time you are having! i'm glad for you. it's a holiday today so don't sip your drinks as slowly :)

Melita said...

it's so good to get away and visit with family and friends. i'm glad you had a great time. have a safe trip back.

City Girl said...

Looks so yummy. ALso love that your sister is wearing a hot pink TranquiliT hoodie (or is it a cardishawl?)

kimberly wilson said...

OMG, too cute. your sister looks fabulous in her TranquiliT hoodie. great colour for her. hope to see you both again soon. xoxo